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army officer.

Clarence Lionel Adcock, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters, Legion of Merit with one oak leaf cluster; honorary Commander Most Excellent Order of British Empire; officer Legion of Honor, Croix de Guerre with Palm.


Adcock, Clarence Lionel was born on October 23, 1895 in Waltham, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Charles John and Jennie Abbie (Leonard) Adcock.


Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1918. Graduate The Engineer School, 1921, Command and General staff schedul, 1935, The Army War College, 1939.


Second lieutenant, C.E., United States Army, 1918, advanced through grades to major general, 1945. Assistant chief of staff II Corps, for invasion of N. Africa, 1942-1943, and under General Mark W. Clark, Fifth Army, 1943, for G-4 (supply) with General Eisenhower’s headquarters in N. Africa and Italy, 1943-1944, G-4 with 6th Army group in France and Germany, 1944-1945. Deputy to General Clay in Berlin with Military Government, 1946, retired 1947.

Recalled active duty, 1948. United States chairman Bipartite Control office, Frankfurt, Germany, supervising German Economic Government of British and American zones of Occupation, 1947-1949. Net., 1949. Assistant to the president Continental Can Company.

New York City, 1950-1967.


Married Inez Elise Genrich, March 5, 1947. Children by previous marriage: Charles Warren, Robert L. Commissioned.

Charles John Adcock

Jennie Abbie (Leonard) Adcock

Inez Elise Genrich